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SEVERE cold sore phobia; have something on lip, unknown.. Touched lip with vinyl glove. Do I need to wash this hand or did glove protect hand?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: RELAX

Yes, the glove protected your hand.
If a person has herpes on the lip it will NOT spread to any other area. Do you have herpes??? Most adults carry herpes type 1 but never have any symptoms. If you need to know if you are already a carrier, a blood test will tell you.

In brief: RELAX

Yes, the glove protected your hand.
If a person has herpes on the lip it will NOT spread to any other area. Do you have herpes??? Most adults carry herpes type 1 but never have any symptoms. If you need to know if you are already a carrier, a blood test will tell you.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Amanda Ruiz
Psychiatry

In brief: Severe phobia

Provided the glove was clean, you should be fine.
However, I would wash my hands once if you are concerned regarding contamination. Additionally, if your severe phobias, hand washing, or other troubling thoughts are causing you to have difficulty getting your daily activities done, I would recommend seeing your doctor.

In brief: Severe phobia

Provided the glove was clean, you should be fine.
However, I would wash my hands once if you are concerned regarding contamination. Additionally, if your severe phobias, hand washing, or other troubling thoughts are causing you to have difficulty getting your daily activities done, I would recommend seeing your doctor.
Dr. Amanda Ruiz
Dr. Amanda Ruiz
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